Product Empties: Face Masks

If you saw my post last year called ‘Product Empties Series – Decluttering and Minimalising’ you’ll know I’m starting a new series on my blog. This is the first category in the series, and by the title you’ll know I’m here to review all the empty face masks I’ve been using, to give you a full review and rating of each individual product (using ♥ as a rating scale). There is a range of different brand and prices, and for context I have combination skin with bad acne.

The Body Shop British Rose Mask ♥♥♥ – this was kindly passed onto me from mum’s friend Jean, and at the time was beaming with happiness, as The Body Shop face masks were a little out of my price range. These masks RRP at £17 for a 75ml jar. This is a gel face mask, infused with rose petals and essence, rosehip oil and aloe vera. It claims to give your skin a youthful and dewy appearance after use. My skin felt glower after use but the mask left me skin feeling a little sore and tacky after using this product. The masks smells and feels fresh on the skin when applied, but I don’t think the formula is great form my skin type.

Origins Flower Fusion Mask ♥♥♥♥ I’ve previously written about these sheet masks in my Origins Make a Difference+ range blog post, as they were a part of the gift set for that range. If you want to check out a full review of this product, click here to be redirect to the post.

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask Blemish Rescue Mask ♥♥♥♥ – I think everyone has either tried or seen one of the many different L’Oreal clay masks. Personally, I have tried the Bright, Charcoal Detox, and Purity masks, alongside this one I am about to review. These masks last forever, and the jars seem never-ending, which is obviously a good thing. This is my favourite of all the different L’Oreal clay masks, which contained three pure clays which are combined with marine algae extract. It soothes and reduces blemish size and often can complete clear up a break out, leaving my skin feeling de-clogged, soft and a lot less spotty afterwards. The only downside to this mask is that the colour dyes your flannel when you wash the mask off, and they have to be put through the washing machine to remove the product. Adam picked these masks up for me when they were on offer for 2 for £6, so paid £3 for this mask, which claims to have 10 uses, but I’ve definitely used it more times than that.

T-Zone Charcoal Nose Pore Strips ♥♥♥♥♥ – I have used nose strips for year, especially as I used to suffer; and still do sometimes, with bad blackheads. You apply this product across your nose, let it dry and then gently remove it, and it removes any dirt and reduces blackheads and pore size. My boyfriend absolutely hates them, as they are apparently unbearably painful to remove (*all cry for Adam*), but I think they’re great and so quick and effective. These cost around £2 for a pack of 6 nose strips.

It’s Skin Honey Firm & Glow Mask Sheet  ♥♥♥♥♥ – I was kindly gifted this by my friend and fellow blogger, Abbi, for my 21st birthday (if you want to check out what other amazing presents I received, click here). I used this mask on New Year’s Eve before getting ready for the evening. My skin this winter, and especially the last few weeks has been horrendous. I never used to suffer with dry skin, as my skin used to be ridiculously oily, but this winter it has been so dry and nothin I use is clearing it up. I used the mask to try soothe my skin before putting on makeup, and recently make-up has been just flaking off my skin and ruining it. This sheet mask did absolute wonders, it soothed the sore patches and eczema, and gave my skin that boost of moisture it needed leaving it feeling glowy and fresh and no longer dull. I don’t really like honey, but the scent of the mask was only subtle and it was sweet smelling. Would definitely recommend this product.

Derma V10 Deep Moisturising Foot Pack ♥♥♥♥ – Being on my feet all day, and especially after 7am-5:30pm busy shifts at work, always means my feet feel so sore and dry. My mum first picked up these foot-masks a few years ago to use before we went on holiday. They are a bargain price of less than £1 per pack. The masks are shaped like little socks that you pop on and leave on for around 15 minutes, we often leave them on longer and either put our feet up and relax or get on with any jobs we need to do, whilst the mask works on our feet. These masks don’t remove the dead skin, but the vitamin E, honey and almond product in the foot packs, help soften and soothe the feet, and I find work especially well on dry, cracked heels.

BLAQ Mask ♥♥ – I received this product in a Birchbox last year. This is a activated charcoal mask, which is designed to draw out any impurities in the skin. I use this mask around my nose, let it set, and then peel away the mask once dried. It is a thin consistency, and I couldn’t use it all over my face, especially as the consistency makes it quite hard and messy to apply. Also, I don’t think it is hugely effective at removing and reducing blackheads, so I wouldn’t personally purchase this product for myself especially as it retails at around £14 for a 60ml bottle, but I’m glad I tried it.

What are your face-mask favourites and fails? I would love to know so I can try out some more!


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  1. January 22, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    great post! I love the L’Oreal clay mask too, the blue one was one of my faves, along with the red algae brightening one! xx

    • nataliehansonblog
      January 22, 2019 / 9:10 pm

      I haven’t tried the red one, will definitely need to try that one next xx

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